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This illustrated manual includes the following chapters: Part 1: Operational Issues Operational Issues: Care Under Fire Operational Issues: Hospital Survey Operational Issues: General Medical Site Survey Checklist Operational Issues: Site Survey, Veterinary Annex Operational Issues: Pararescue Primary Medical Kit Packing List Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Ruck Pack List Operational Issues: USAF SOF Trauma Vest Pack List Operational Issues: Suggested M5 Packing List Operational Issues: Naval Special Warfare Combat Trauma AMAL Operational Issues: Patient Considerations Operational Issues: 9 Line MEDEVAC Request Operational Issues: Helicopter Landing Sites Operational Issues: CASEVAC with Fixed Winged Aircraft Operational Issues: Air Evacuation Phone List Part 2: Clinical Process Clinical Process: Medical History and Physical Examination Part 3: General Symptoms Symptom: Acute Abdominal Pain Symptom: Anxiety Symptom: Back Pain, Low Symptom: Breast Problems: Mastitis Symptom: Breast Problems: Breast Abscess Incision and Drainage Procedure Symptom: Chest Pain Symptom: Constipation Symptom: Cough Symptom: Depression and Mania Symptom: Acute Diarrhea Symptom: Dizziness Symptoms: ENT Problems Symptoms: Eye Problems: Acute Vision Loss without Trauma Symptom: Eye Problems: Acute Red Eye Without Trauma Symptom: Eye Problems: Orbital or Periorbital Inflammation Symptom: Eye Problems: Eye Injury Symptom: Fatigue Symptom: Fever Symptom: GYN Problems: Female Pelvic Examination Symptom: GYN Problems: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Acute Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Pain, Chronic Symptom: GYN Problems: Vaginitis Symptom: GYN Problems: Bacterial Vaginosis Symptom: GYN Problems: Candida Vaginitis/Vulvitis Symptom: GYN Problems: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Symptom: GYN Problems: Bartholin’s Gland Cyst/Abscess Symptom: Headache Symptom: Jaundice Symptom: Joint Pain Symptom: Joint Pain: Shoulder Pain Symptom: Joint Pain: Hip Pain Symptom: Joint Pain: Knee Pain Symptom: Joint Pain: Ankle Pain Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Genital Inflammation Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis/Scrotal Mass Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Prostatitis Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Testis Torsion Symptom: Male Genital Problems: Epididymitis Symptom: Memory Loss Symptom: OB Problems: Pregnancy Symptom: OB Problems: Vaginal Delivery Symptom: OB Problems: Preterm Labor (PTL) Symptom: OB Problems: Relief of Shoulder Dystocia Symptom: OB Problems: Breech Delivery Symptom: OB Problems: Cesarean Section Symptom: OB Problems: Episiotomy and Repair Symptom: OB Problems: Preeclampsia/Eclampsia Symptom: Palpitations Symptom: Rash and Itching Rash with a Fever Symptom: Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea) Symptom: Syncope (Fainting) Part 4: Organ Systems Chapter 1: Cardiac/Circulatory Cardiac: Chapter 2: Blood Chapter 3: Respiratory Chapter 4: Endocrine Endocrine: Adrenal Insufficiency Chapter 5: Neurologic Chapter 6: Skin Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal (GI) Chapter 8: Genitourinar Part 5: Specialty Areas Chapter 9 Podiatry Chapter 10: Dentistry Chapter 11: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Chapter 12: Zoonotic Diseases Chapter 13: Infectious Diseases (ID) Chapter 14: Preventive Medicine Chapter 15: Veterinary Medicine Chapter 16: Human Nutritional Deficiencies Chapter 17: Toxicology Chapter 18: Mental Health Chapter 19: Anesthesia Part 6: Operational Environments Chapter 20: Dive Medicine Chapter 21: Aerospace Medicine Chapter 22: High Altitude Illnesses Chapter 23: Cold Illnesses and Injuries Chapter 24: Heat-Related Illnesses Chapter 25: Chemical, Biological, and Radiation (CBR) Injuries Chapter 26: CBR: Biological Warfare Chapter 27: CBR: Radiation Injury Part 7: Trauma Chapter 28 Trauma Assessment Chapter 29: Human and Animal Bites Chapter 30: Shock Chapter 31: Burns, Blast, Lightning, & Electrical Injuries ... and more.

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The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and paratroopers because he was too short, Murphy eventually found a home with the infantry. He fought through campaigns in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. Although still under twenty-one years old on V-E Day, he was credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. He emerged from the war as America's most decorated soldier, having received twenty-one medals, including our highest military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor. To Hell and Back is a powerfully real portrayal of American GI's at war.

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"Ranging from the founding of New Mexico in 1598 to the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, Crucible of Struggle vividly outlines and explores the totality of the 500-year Mexican American experience that is woven into the greater context of American history. It maps out current debates in Mexican American history while also incorporating new scholarship from the last thirty years."--Provided by publisher.

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Based on the highly successful A History of Western Society, Understanding Western Society: A Brief History captures students’ interest in the everyday life of the past and ties social history to the broad sweep of politics and culture. Abridged by 30%, the narrative is paired with innovative pedagogy, designed to help students focus on significant developments as they read and review. An innovative, three-step end-of-Chapter study guide helps students master key facts and move toward synthesis.

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The first volume of the history of the Cambridge University Library examining its beginnings to the late seventeenth, early eighteenth century.

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This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black Hearts found themselves in arguably the country’s most dangerous location at its most dangerous time. Hit by near-daily mortars, gunfire, and roadside bomb attacks, suffering from a particularly heavy death toll, and enduring a chronic breakdown in leadership, members of one Black Heart platoon—1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion—descended, over their year-long tour of duty, into a tailspin of poor discipline, substance abuse, and brutality. Four 1st Platoon soldiers would perpetrate one of the most heinous war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the Iraq War—the rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and the cold-blooded execution of her and her family. Three other 1st Platoon soldiers would be overrun at a remote outpost—one killed immediately and two taken from the scene, their mutilated corpses found days later booby-trapped with explosives. Black Hearts is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.

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Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope Benedict XVI dramatically resigned in early 2013 (the first Pope to resign since the fifteenth century), and Pope Francis was elected, many wondered what direction he would lead the Church in, and whether the Church could modernise in the face of the demands of our world. In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins covers the history of the Catholic Church, and considers some of the key issues facing Catholicism today, such as the catastrophic revelations about clerical child abuse, the impact of the growth of Islam, and the destruction in the Middle East of ancient Christian church communities. He also shows how Catholics are being increasingly challenged by an opposition between their traditional Christian values and rights which are endorsed by the secular world, such as the right to physician assisted suicide or same-sex marriage, and considers the future for the largest and oldest institution in the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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it has an unrivalled consistency of argument... this book makes a substantial contribution to present knowledge and provides a clear window on the one art form you cannot ignore.

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"In this fascinating book, Milanovic is able to articulate the study of inequality between and within countries in the clearest possible way. A must-read." Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics. "In Global Inequality, Branko Milanovic continues his lifelong investigation into the past, present, and future of inequality, within and between nations, and in the world as a whole. Full of new and provocative ideas - including Kuznets waves and citizenship rents - the book will cement Milanovic's reputation as one of the most thoughtful and enterprising of inequality scholars." Angus Deaton, Princeton University. "Continuing with his extraordinarily important work on the empirics of global inequality, Branko Milanovic in this book expands on that work to lay the basis for a more theoretical understanding of the evolution of inequality. It is seen to be the product of two forces : Kuznets cycles of rising and decreasing within-nation inequalities, and convergence of mean incomes among countries. The relative strength of these two forces has profound political implications : Shall we live in the world of class cleavages, or of huge international income gaps ? Is the world to be ruled by the global top 1 percent or by a large global middle class ?" Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University.

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Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.